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    The Big Sleep

    The Big Sleep follows private detective Philip Marlowe as he is summoned to the mansion of his new client General Sternwood. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.
    Duration: 114 min
    Quality: SD
    Release: 1946
    IMDb: 8
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  • Actors of "The Big Sleep"

  • Characters of "The Big Sleep"

  • Directors of "The Big Sleep"

    Howard Hawks. Director of The Big Sleep

    Howard Hawks

    Birthdate: 30 May 1896, Goshen, Indiana, USA
  • Creators of "The Big Sleep"

    William Faulkner. Director of The Big Sleep

    William Faulkner

    Birthdate: 25 September 1897, New Albany, Mississippi, USA
    Leigh Brackett. Director of The Big Sleep

    Leigh Brackett

    Birthdate: 7 December 1915, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Critic Reviews of "The Big Sleep"

    TIME Magazine

    March 07, 2014

    The Big Sleep is wakeful fare for folks who don't care what is going on, or why, so long as the talk is hard and the action harder.

    The New Republic

    August 30, 2012

    The Big Sleep, though, is witty and sinister, and in an odd way is a realistic portrayal of big-city life with Arabian Nights overtones.


    July 18, 2008

    Brittle Chandler characters have been transferred to the screen with punch by Howard Hawks' production and direction, providing full load of rough, tense action most of the way.

    Chicago Reader

    July 18, 2008

    What you remember here are moments.

    Time Out

    June 24, 2006

    This is arguably the high-water mark of Hollywood's love affair with the infinitely slippery possibilities of the English language.

    New York Times

    May 20, 2003

    It's likely to leave you confused and dissatisfied.

    Monthly Film Bulletin

    February 22, 2017

    The plethora of killings now seems on the whole less horrific than it once did, while the film's tone of escalating absurdity in a genuinely dark world grows if anything even more sprightly as the years go by.

    Common Sense Media

    October 04, 2016

    Classic noir gem has menace, innuendo.

    Daily Telegraph (UK)

    August 13, 2014

    The Big Sleep is the best scripted, best directed, best acted, and least comprehensible film noir ever made.

    Independent (UK)

    March 07, 2014

    The Big Sleep is as fresh and perverse as ever, and remains one of Hollywood's most entrancingly strange bedtime stories.

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